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Monday, December 18, 2017

Make A Donation

Thank you for joining our mission at Maranatha Farm by your offering of a donation. There are many ways you can make a donation. You can choose to donate an amount of your choice, and make it in memory of a beloved friend, or you can choose to donate funds for a specific item.

However you choose to donate, you give us much more than dollars when you do this, you give us encouragement! Some days your act of encouragement can make all the difference in the world to the energy we bring to this work. You bless us when you stand beside us.

Donate An Amount of Your Choice
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In Memory Of:  

Donate Veterinary Services
You can choose to donate funds to cover any of the following products or services. To make your donation for a specific item, click on the "Donate It" button below the item.

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Heartworm test for dogs - $25  
FELK/FIV test for cats - $25  
Feline neuter surgery - $50  
Feline spay surgery - $75  
Canine neuter surgery - $75  
Canine spay surgery - $100  
Donate Vaccines
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Rabies vaccination by vet (each) - $20  
24 Canine DHLPP vaccines - $120  
10 Feline FVR-CP - $150  
 
Donate Medications
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6 Heartgard - $20  
6 Advantix II Flea/Tick prevention - $40  
50 Rimadyl for seniors - $80  
1 pint Albon - $85  
6 Comfortis Flea Control - $90  
500 Cephalexin Antibiotic capsules - $100  
1 Qt. PanACur - $112  
 
Donate Supplies
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24 Cans Friskies cat food - $12  
20-lb bag Purina Cat Chow - $15  
24 cans Pedigree Beef - $27  
40-lb Hill's Science Diet Dog Chow - $30  
40-lb Science Diet Puppy Chow - $40  
10 bales of hay - $65  

Thank You

I was raised never to return a plate empty. Here for your enjoyment is a short story I wrote which will be in the illustrated book “Maranatha Farm – stories from the front line of animal rescue” to be published in 2007. I hope you enjoy it.
A SMALL GIFT
by Karen Wilkins
" She put down the 20-lb bag and picked up a 5-lb bag. “It doesn’t seem like much help,” she winced. She almost put it back, then decided. “We’ll take them the small bag, it’s better than nothing.”

The old lady greeted her with a smile. “Thank you and bless you!” she said. “Look how many gifts put together are making a very big gift!”

"
The puppy lay in a dark corner under a wood shack. Sometimes he could smell the tantalizing aroma of food cooking above the cracks in the floor and the tightening in his belly made him whimper. His mother came to him then and regurgitated for him if she could, if she had been lucky and found something dead beside the road. Other times she just licked his face and allowed him to nuzzle at her dry teats until his fierce little teeth drew blood. He was the only one of her puppies still alive.

“The Pet Adoption Fair is asking for puppy chow donations today, let’s pick up a bag when we buy groceries,” the pretty lady said to her husband. Absently he nodded as he sorted through the stack of bills in the mail. “They do good work,” he commented and headed to his desk to begin figuring how to make the money last through the end of the month.

A light flashed through the piers under the shack. Someone was crawling under the house, dragging a net and a catchpole.

The grocery cart was only half full. Property taxes were due this month and the couple were not buying anything not essential. They stopped at the dog food aisle. “Purina Puppy Chow be OK?” he asked. “Sure, that’s a good brand,” she agreed and examined the price tags. She put down the 20-lb bag and picked up a 5-lb bag. “It doesn’t seem like much help,” she winced. She almost put it back, then decided. “We’ll take them the small bag, it’s better than nothing.”

In the red truck the puppy was stung with one vaccination and had another blown into his nose. Later in a kitchen he was scrubbed in warm soapy water which actually felt pretty good but it was followed with a horrible chemical dip. The old lady rubbed him briskly with a rough towel and put him in a metal cage to dry. He licked at his feet and wondered where his mother was.

At the Pet Adoption Fair people strolled between the cages looking at the different dogs and puppies, some dogs licking fingers, some barking at each new visitor. The pretty lady parked near the red pickup where she could see a pile of old towels and blankets. They had asked for towels and blankets in the newspaper too. Feeling ashamed to be bringing so little, she carried the bag of puppy chow close to her side and walked quickly up to the truck. Inside the truck bed was a rapidly growing pile of small bags of puppy chow, none larger than the one she bore.

The old lady greeted her with a smile. “Thank you and bless you!” she said. “Look how many gifts put together are making a very big gift!”

The old lady brought him two small bowls. In one was fresh clean water, the first he had ever tasted, and in the other was a handful of Puppy Chow moistened with condensed milk. It was absolutely delicious. “Thank you and bless you!” he thought. Then he heard his mother's bark of delight from another room as she sampled her first taste of Puppy Chow. "A wonderful gift," he thought.

I hope you enjoyed “A Small Gift”. I wrote it after another rescuer pulled over 20 puppies and three adult dogs out of a very poor neighborhood. Everyone in rescue pitched in to help. We put out a call for Puppy Chow and nearly filled the back of my pickup with small bags. People seemed apologetic for bringing a small donation, but they added up and all the puppies and dogs were provided-for.

All were spayed or neutered. Eventually most found homes. We still have one of the puppies here at Maranatha Farm.

Every donation is used to help restore health to homeless animals. We do not take salaries or even buy gasoline from donations. Most goes for vet bills, medicine, vitamins, vaccines and wormers.

Thank you again, and may God bless you richly for helping His little ones.

Karen Wilkins